Why aren’t we doing something?!?! An excerpt from my latest essay for Salon:

As of this week, estimates are that 28,177 Americans have died of gun violence since the Newtown, Conn. school shootings.

That’s 90 people every single day.

This includes a 2-year-old who, last weekend, fatally shot herself with a loaded .22-caliber pistol she found in her family’s living room. And it includes the 12-year-old who earlier this week opened fire at his middle school in Nevada and the teacher he killed in the shooting.

It includes, frankly, 28,177 more people than it should. And most of those 28,177 people don’t even register on our public radar as we become disgustingly numbed to the everyday prevalence of gun violence in our communities.

Read the full essay here.

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